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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 24, 2010 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Staff Requests Suggestions for 'Spotliight Item'

hey Matt,

Thank you - and your gang of volunteers, for keeping so much GD momentum going on here at The Archive. Please note, this task not a thankless job. Thank You.

My Spotlight Item pick for the 1980s would be Lake Placid, NY - Oct 17, 1983
Hunter Seamon's matrix for Lake Placid

They play several long-standing favorites in the 1st set including Friend of The Devil and Bird Song. The Sugaree opener is a legendary performance among Sugaree-lovers. For me, this Sugaree ranks very, very high because of it's start-to-finish performance. It is played flawlessly, beautifully, and powerfully. It is done spectacularly, like they were recording it for a "live album." The boys play it brilliantly. They are improvising as usual, and letting it ebb and flow. But on this version, they're always charging forward as they play it. Notice there's no straying or meandering while it's played, and all 3 Sugaree breaks are orgasmic.

The 1st ends with a very highly-charged Deal. It's another legendary performance for Deal-lovers.

Before the encore, Good Lovin' is played at the end the 2nd set. Note that this time-period is during Ronald Reagan's launch of our now-infamous 30-year decline. Our decline was only 3 years old on this night. But Bobby and the boys are venting some big-time steam over this by now. At 5:00 into Good Lovin', notice what happens. Here's what Bobby says:

I wanna tell ya all about it now.
'cause we gotta make it work some how.
I don't have to tell you what it's like these days.
Sometimes you can't see shit through the smoke and the haze.
You gotta have good lovin'.

Good Lovin' builds brilliantly from there. Listen to what Bobby is saying and what he sings next. The band is standing up for our environment and mother Earth. Sustainable life on Earth is for all of us. They take this theme into the crescendo of Good Lovin'. It's the closing tune for the concert. And then, they come back out and do a tasty encore playing John Lennon's Revolution. It certainly appears to me that they are rebelling against authority and the early Reagan years. They are blowing off some serious steam here. On the other hand, maybe they pulled off one of the biggest PR-stunts in history?

Outside of Sugaree-lovers, Deal-lovers, and 1980s lovers, this show continues to fly under the radar. Reviewers out there will echo this fact.


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Poster: Stormyfour20 Date: Oct 20, 2011 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Staff Requests Suggestions for 'Spotliight Item'

Thanks for the nice review of one of my three favorite shows. I remember that Jerry played 6 songs that he hadn't played the whole tour. I also remember there was a mezzanine walkway that went around the whole venue. During the Wheel, all the hallway rats, which I was a proud member of, joined hands and we made a huge circle that almost made it the whole way around! I remember staying at Art Devlin's hotel with about 18 people. He came in the next morning and had a fit. I went outside and had a very calming chat with him and told him we would leave the room in perfect shape which we did. He was thrilled. What nice people in Lake Placid...

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Apr 24, 2010 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Staff Requests Suggestions for 'Spotliight Item'

awesome Monte!

coolest venue! held only 7 thou but attendance was barely half capacity...GD must have known they lost a pile of money before that show began (winding their entourage out of the way through those mountains, purportedly the reason they never returned) yet Jer had the biggest smile from ear to ear that night

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Apr 24, 2010 3:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Staff Requests Suggestions for 'Spotliight Item'

I would like to mention a few more things about the Lake Placid show.

-- For listeners who are mature-sounding Jer-vocal lovers — Sugaree and Deal are sung as the real-deal in this show. Jer's voice is beautiful in Lake Placid. He's still able to deliver power. Yet his voice is richly mature-sounding. But, his voice is still smooth, and free of grizzle and cracking.

-- Man Smart Women Smarter tune is beautiful. What do you call this music? Tango-Polka-Rock-Funk? Sweet.

-- The Grateful Dead and The Great White North are an unsual but proven match. Remember Anchorage, Alaska - the 2nd night - June 21, 1980? Masterpiece! As far as wtf were GD doing in Lake Placid that night? Go figure...

Here's the 1983 October-run tour listing from DeadBase online Search
10-08-83Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Va.
10-09-83Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.
10-11-83Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
10-12-83Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.
10-14-83Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Ct.
10-15-83Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, Ct.
10-17-83Olympic Center, Lake Placid, N.Y.
10-18-83Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Me.
10-20-83The Centrum, Worcester, Ma.
10-21-83The Centrum, Worcester, Ma.
10-22-83Carrier Dome, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
10-30-83Marin County Veterans Auditorium, San Rafael, Ca.
10-31-83Marin County Veterans Auditorium, San Rafael, Ca.

Copyright 2002 DeadBase. All rights reserved.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Jan 17, 2012 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Staff Requests Suggestions for 'Spotliight Item'

Monte's Taper Handbook for The Internet Archive


Several years ago, I started transferring and publishing shows I taped nearly 40 years ago. "I took my own approach" in this process...

I'm combining my firsthand experiences back then with a lot of reverse-engineering of archival materials found on the internet today. I do not own, nor have I read, any GD books. My old albums are long gone. Many of my cassette copies of them remain in excellent condition. I'm not a music critic and I try not to rank shows. Thank you "Light into Ashes" for contributing your knowledgeable musical essays.

I'm connecting elements across the internet, and threading this rich history into a tapestry as I see it — from the point of view of a Hippie-Cowboy-Trail Grub, GD lover, Taper, soundman, electronics tech, and Broadcast Engineer. I am provoking thought.
12 Hours Dark: Internet Archive vs. Censorship
Taping Equipment & Getting Started Taping
Transferring Old Tapes and Uploading to The Archive
Pitch Correction & Speed Correction issues with old tapes
Content, Copyright, and the Creative Commons attribution
Audio Streaming & Downloading Shows from The Archive
Managing a Music Library on a PC & loading music on an iPod
some info about Internet bandwidth and speed limits
The Supers(p)eed Bit Torrent Project - How-to & Update
Internet Archive's founder Brewster Kahle interviews with Amy Goodman

Grateful Dead web pages and some musical documentation

Taper's inside story about the June 1973 GD shows at RFK Stadium
The Allmans and The Dead connections
Jerry Garcia's guitar history
Jerry Garcia Discography
Pigpen — reams of talent
Phil Lesh on trumpet — his jazz tapes from 1959
Robert Hunter's boxed set — his tape collection on The Archive
Dark Star — an in-depth Master Class taught by NYC pianist Dave Frank
CBS Documentary - Hippie Temptation - 1967
Owsley Stanley — the Bear, biography
Owsley Stanley — the Bear, 1991 interview with David Gans
Sound System and The Crew
Bear speaker arrays vs Bose speaker arrays
Alembic and Ampex Corporation technical know-how
The Era of Tape Recording
Ampex invents the Video Tape Recorder in 1955
Taper's portable cassette recorders - early 1970s
Taper's "reel changes" explained
Taping the Europe '72 tour on a 16-track Ampex deck modified by Alembic
FM radio broadcasting The Dead
Grateful Dead Photography - by Jim Anderson
Grateful Dead - photo slide show - 1971 to 1974
The Grateful Dead's Early Thematic Jams
Grateful Dead acoustic sets 1969 - 1970
Grateful Dead guest appearances 1967 - 1975
Fillmore East broom closet tapes - GD & NRPS, April 1971
Grateful Dead — European Tour 1972 boxed set
Grateful Dead Forum — European Tour 1972 notebook
Grateful Dead dancing girl — Rosie McGee dances in video on 17 April 1972
Grateful Dead — Old Rennaisance Faire Grounds, Veneta, Oregon on 27 Aug 1972
Grateful Dead — Watkins Glen Summer Jam 1973
Grateful Dead — Roosevelt Stadium — Jer b'day shows in 1973
Grateful Dead — May Days 1977 and Sugaree
Grateful Dead roots and the Greenpeace connection
Grateful Dead response to the Kent State Massacre
Grateful Dead and their "Cowboy spin"
Cowboys debated
Cadre of musicians debated
Mark O'Connor unleashed at 15! Vince Gill at 18! Monte is busted sharing music!
Vassar Clements boxed set - middle 1970s taped by Monte
Sam Bush boxed set - middle 1970s taped by Monte
Vince Gill boxed set - middle 1970s taped by Monte
Scotty's Music - 1976 Int'l Steel Guitar Convention taped by Monte
Grateful Dead tape collection on The Internet Archive
Hunter's Trix boxed set - the Seamons GD Matrix collection on LMA
Grateful Dead Family Discography
Grateful Dead - songs played - graph created by Dr. Beechwood
Grateful Dead Betty Boards archive
The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
The DeadLists Project
DeadBase Online Search
Creating a new Taper's Compendium online

Keywords: Grateful Dead; RFK Stadium; Monte Barry; Bill Gadsden; Kevin Tobin; audience recording; sound boards; music collections; bit torrents; eTree trackers; The Bus; Wall of Sound; audio equipment; P A systems; sound systems; sound engineering; sound crew; Owsley Stanley; the Bear; tape recording; reel to reel; cassette decks; portable tape recorders; tapers; Alembic; Ampex; technical audio documentation; photo collection; Dead pics; downloads; live music; AUD; FOB;

Billy for President rap


Monte's Occupy Wall Street Handbook — take action & get involved
Net Neutrality discussion — with Updates
the Petition to Free artist Ai Weiwei appears to be working
Rapture? or Reality Check?
Global Warming and Climate Change discussion
Peace and Reconciliation Movement discussion
Halt the sale & planting of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready® GMO seeds
Monte's "stop doing Poudre River Trail police patrols" movie
GD photo collection - 937 images - 260 MB Zip file
Grateful Dead - "free tickets" on the LMA
Jer shooting at tapers and matrix-makers
Monte's taper highlight reel
Stop bulk-erasing our Tapes!
secret Dead twins
Trolls - go away!


Creative Commons license: Attribution — non-commercial use only.


Lost video tapes discussions

a reel of 2-inch quad videotape
compared to a miniDV videocassette
— webmaster —
420bikeandhike AT gmail dot com

Monte's "taper resume"


Monte's tapes on The Archive

GD banter track
Telluride Bluegrass Festival 1985 • Challenger Productions tapes
engineered by Glenn Hill & Monte Barry
• videotaped on one-inch reels
• June 21-23, 1985 lost video tapes details
The 12th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival -- June 21-23, 1985
Emmylou Harris and the Hot Band • John Hartford • Seldom Scene • Tony Trischka and Skyline • Hot Rize • Tony Rice • Nashville Bluegrass Band • Chris Daniels and the Kings • New Grass Revival • Doc and Merle Watson • The David Grisman Quintet • Peter Rowan and Crucial Country • Mark O’Connor • Bryan Bowers • Alaska’s Hobo Jim

Bluegrass Alliance band with Vince Gill • WDRB-TV studio tapes
produced by Monte Barry, Mike Harpring, and Steve Doss
• videotaped on two-inch quad reels
• May, 1976 lost video tapes details
Jerry Garcia Band • Duke University tapes
produced by Duke students
• videotaped on three 7-inch reels of ½" video tape, "sitting" in Duke's Archives
• April 4, 1976 lost video tapes details
European Tour 1972 • Tivolis Koncertsal • Copenhagen, Denmark
produced and engineered by a Copenhagen TV station
• videotaped on two-inch quad reels
• April 17, 1972 lost video tapes details
Important new videos coming into circulation

all of Monte's Items available on The Archive

Monte's 'retired Taper' speech:
Old Tapers never die; they just 'Not Fade Away'.
Taping is as natural to me as riding a bike.
Born to Tape in 1951 - Monte and his dad riding bikes in 1954
These days I'm still riding my bicycle all over the place.

Going to shows and Taping in the audience is like being a Trail Grub.
Monte the Trail Grub - Colorado's Mt. Columbia peak - December, 1980
These days I'm still hiking on trails all over the place.
Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive, asks:
What do we do when we hit 1M songs, 100k concerts, 5k bands on the Live Music Archive?
The Archive is giving away Free Swag Hats.
If you uploaded at least 10 shows to the LMA
Charlie Miller is awarded shnid 100,000!
The Internet Archive Statistics web page - takes a few moments to load

This post was modified by dead-head_Monte on 2012-01-17 19:24:32

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Poster: splue Date: May 18, 2011 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: blondies

u would love these!!

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This post was modified by splue on 2011-05-19 00:54:45

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Poster: dfrank111 Date: May 18, 2011 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Staff Requests Suggestions for 'Spotliight Item'

Hi Monte, thank you very much for your review of my GD master class and for putting it on your page. Much appreciated:)

Blessings and keep swingin,

Dave Frank

PS - there are about 12 such classes on youtube and Ustream, all for you for nuttin:)